Fontwell Park

  • 14:10 Bet Placepot With totepool Josh Gifford Memorial Novices' Chase 2m 6f

  • Winner £12,660 2nd £3,740 3rd £1,870 4th £936
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 53.88s
  • Off time: 14:10:35
14:10 Fontwell Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Via Sundown (FR) 7/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11-F113 DARK GREEN, RED seams, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Benvolio (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
7 11-6 p1 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 140 10/111.91
2 26-F114 Royal blue, yellow triple diamond, striped sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue star Via Sundown (FR) 43
6 11-6 G L Moore Joshua Moore 134 7/24.50
3 8P-2052 YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Lamb Or Cod (IRE) 59
7 10-12 t P J Hobbs R Johnson 130 2/13.00
4 056/PP0 Black and White (quartered), Black sleeves and cap Niceboy (IRE) 7
10 10-12 D Steele C Wallis 61 150/1151.00
Non runners
53/F-PP3PShays River (IRE)910-12Evan WilliamsAdam Wedge


BENVOLIO couldn't get to grips with Oscar Whisky in a Grade 1 contest at Sandown last time but had been progressing well before that. Paul Nicholls' charge can add to his earlier victories at Newbury and Haydock by taking this. Via Sundown also made a good start over fences when landing a double at Lingfield at the end of last year. Below par last time, he still looks the main threat to the selection. Lamb Or Cod was beaten a long way on his chasing bow at Wincanton but should finish ahead of the remaining pair with that experience under his belt.